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Damoreau every way, says he s a sneak, that he
 never did believe in him,  that he knows he s perfectly
selfish in all his motives and actions, that his wife
rules him, that if he takes a holidy he shams coming
to the Office &c.    Also he declares that  Madame  is
no better than she should be, that she was  known  to
have intrigues with half a dozen men before her marriage.
Damoreau, he says, he ll lick if he can find an opportu-
nity (of fastening a quarrel on him.)   Not a fair thing,
I think, as he s Charley s superior, physically. (Charley
gave me a very friendly reception.  He has a pupil   whose
father, Waud says, he swindled out of a $100 premium  
and a draughtsman   whom, Alf says, he brought into
the building to damage him   works in his room.      Char-
ley talked of  Madame , not enthusiastically   I thought
with an air of endurance   and pronounced his child
 the most fractious of infants.    And then he fell
to discoursing of my book.      Will Waud summoned
me away, to return to dinner.               With Alf, his
 wife  and Hayes to Mount Auburn in the afternoon,
and thence to Fresh Pond, a pretty spot where boats
are  kept for fishing purposes.  After a  cobbler  in the
adjoining hostel we adjourned to the pond side.  A dog
barked at us, and presently approached Alf again,
as we stood on the landing place, Hayes having rowed
 Mrs Waud  out some distance on the pond.         Alf
pushed the dog into the water with his foot.      The ani-
mal swam about under the piles and was in some dan-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page two hundred and twenty-two
Description:Describes a visit to Alf Waud and Mary in Boston.
Date:1857-08-24
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Jewell, Mary (Waud); Travel; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Boston, Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.